Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
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The best antivirus and antispyware defense that also guards your online transactions and protects your digital identity in a very non-intrusive way
SOFTPEDIA EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT: 30% OFF!Bitdefender has stepped up its game with the latest Antivirus Plus release, bringing forth new technologies and powerful features for ensuring the security of your system from viruses and other e-threats.
After installation, the utility offers two configuration modes: Autopilot mode runs with default settings and doesn't interrupt user activity, while Automatic Game mode caters to users who wish to play video games and not worry about any interference.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus boasts a modern and clean interface, where you have a few scanning modes at your disposal: the Quick mode goes through key areas of your hard drive, while the System mode thoroughly looks for just about any suspicious activity.
There is also the possibility of scheduling a one-time or recurring scanning procedure, as well as to specify the locations to look for viruses. This custom mode lets you pick the scan method (aggressive, normal, permissive), run the task with low priority, minimize the scan progress window to the system tray area, as well as establish an action in case no threats are found (e.g. system shutdown).
Another important feature of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus lies in its ability to scan the system's vulnerable sections, whether we're talking about critical or optional Windows updates, application updates, or Windows accounts passwords. Last but not least, the Rescue mode requires you to reboot the system in order to remove threats which are difficult to eliminate otherwise, such as rootkits.
As far as data privacy is concerned, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus supplies users with a file shredding tool for completely erasing sensitive information from the computer and preventing even specialized tools from recovering it.
Furthermore, you can enable auto-scan and anti-phishing modes, as well as use Bitdefender services via Safego to activate anti-theft protection for lost devices, parental control and Facebook protection.
The Wallet feature requires a master password to be set up first. Once this step is completed, users can fill a database with credentials (e.g. online banking, websites, emails) to protect from unauthorized use. For this reason, the Wallet is automatically locked when the workstation is left unattended.
Settings can be made for the Automatic Game mode keyboard shortcut, automatic laptop mode, security widget display, proxies and status alerts. Antivirus Plus marks important events and shows various statistics on virus scans and threat removals. Less experienced users can configure and initialize tasks rapidly, thanks to the simple scan wizards provided by the utility.
In conclusion, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus proves to be a reliable security application concerning virus detection and removal. It is light on the system resources, thanks to the Bitdefender Photon technology, and comprises rich features in addition to an intuitive interface, making it an ideal solution to all types of users.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus was reviewed by Elena Opris
Last updated on December 18th, 2014